This time of year we are busy doing more than just playing with the pumpkins. It is also harvest time! Right now we are harvesting soybeans. To do this we drive the combine (the big green machine in the picture) through the soybean field. The combine cuts the entire soybean plant, it rips the beans from the stalks, stores the beans in the comine and spits the wasted stalks out the back of the combine – back onto the field. When the combine is full the beans are emptied into the big red truck and hauled to the bin. These soybeans are primarily used as a source of protein in animal feeds.
We grow a variety of squash. One of the most popular squash is the acorn – green on the outside and yellow on the inside:
My personal favorite is the carnival squash. Not only is the outside pretty but the inside is extra smooth and sweet. I’m not going to lie – I do load on the butter and brown sugar.
Spaghetti squash is becoming increasingly popular as well. The inside is stringy – it’s interesting. We use spaghetti squash as a substitute for noodles in – you guessed it – spaghetti dishes and lasagna dishes – here’s a link to some different recipes.
For those of you who want to be authentic we also have pumpkins which are specifically for pies and bars. You can distinguish a pie pumpkin by its small dark speckles. Want to be daring and experiment with a pie pumpkin??? Here is a link to step-by-step directions to prepare a pie pumpkin!
During October you can weave your way through the corn maze! Scarecrows are hidden throughout the maze. If you can find and identify all of the scarecrows in the maze you can enter your name in a weekly drawing for various prizes.
Welcome to The Schuett Farms Blog! Throughout the year we will update you with pictures and information regarding all the latest happenings at the farm. In the fall we harvest crops such as soybeans, corn, oats and wheat. We also sells everything fall related: pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins, and pumpkins, squash, corn stalks, straw, gourds and Indian corn. We have a corn maze for you to get lost in as well as a field for pick-your-own pumpkins. In the winter we sell Christmas trees, wreaths and garland. Come spring we are busy planting crops! All summer we bail hay and sell the sweetest sweet corn.